India lost to Australia in the final of U19 World Cup© AFP
The memories of the ill-fated night of 19 November 2023 are still fresh in the hearts of millions of Indian fans. This was the day when the Rohit Sharma-led team lost to Australia and lost the coveted ODI World Cup trophy. However, fans had to relive that night as India failed to lift the Under-19 World Cup title after losing to Australia in the summit clash on Sunday. Like the senior team, Uday Saharan and his team also had a great campaign and went undefeated in the tournament before losing to Australia in the final.
This was India's third consecutive defeat against Australia in the ICC finals. Earlier, they had lost in the ODI World Cup 2023 and World Test Championship finals.
After India's heartbreaking defeat in the Under-19 World Cup final, social media was flooded with memes.
Defeated Australia in the World Cup final. Both of them should be honored for this achievement. pic.twitter.com/j8XfWLzNUu
– Manya (@CSKian716) 11 February 2024
– Pulkit🇮🇳 (@Pulkit5Dx) 11 February 2024
– Comedy Vali (@Vegetermee) 11 February 2024
As soon as Australia reached the final, Team India lost pic.twitter.com/0zqD7rSJID
– Desi Bhayo (@desi_bhayo88) 11 February 2024
Talking about the match, the Australians, batting with choice, scored 253 runs for seven wickets as India were forced to chase the biggest target in the summit clash of the Youth World Cup.
But Uday Saharan's side faltered in the final stages of the glory and were bowled out for 174 as the relentless Australian bowlers led by the fiery Mahali Beardman (3/15) and crafty off-spinner Rafe McMillan (3/43) denied them a chance. . Any breathing room.
It was Australia's fourth U19 title and first since 2010 and, in a way, they also washed away the pain of losing to India in two title matches in 2012 and 2018.
(With PTI inputs)
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